• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Tsunami Threat in Pacific Ocean Areas After Strong Earthquake



A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred 872.6 km northeast of Ngunguru, New Zealand.


There is a tsunami threat for American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kermadec Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis, and Futuna.


Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters above the tide level in those areas.


A tsunami is a series of waves. The time between wave crests can vary from 5 minutes to an hour. The hazard may persist for many hours or longer after the initial wave.


There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska.


There is no tsunami threat to Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan from this earthquake.

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